To boost domestic tourism and bridge the gap that lack of international travellers will create post-Corona crisis, Rajasthan Tourism will shift focus to the domestic travellers. Similarly, tourists will also need to be reassured on all hygiene standards being followed at hotels and other locations to increase tourist inflow. This was stated by Minister of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan, Shri Vishvendra Singh. He was in conversation with Minister of Tourism, Government of Maharashtra, Mr. Aaditya Thackeray via video conference.
Various officials of the Department of Tourism from both States were present during the conference call. These included – Principal Secretary of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan, Ms. Sreya Guha; Director of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan, Dr. Bhanwar Lal; Retired Joint Director, Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan, Ms. Tripti Pandey and civilian advisors, Dr. Edward Dickinson and Dr. Rashmi Dickinson. Officials from Government of Maharashtra included – Minister for State Tourism Maharashtra, Ms. Aditi Tatkare and Principal Secretary Tourism and Culture, Ms. Valsa Nair Singh.
Discussions were held on drafting a rejuvenation plan for the tourism industry post-Corona crisis. Both States will be focusing on short term measures to boost tourism in their respective States. They will also coordinate with the Union Government and respective Health Departments to set up and improve guidelines over the coming weeks.